Statistics 40 % of children with ADHD have a parent with ADHD. 65 % of children with ADHD have discipline problems Parents of a child with ADHD are three times as likely to divorce 30% of children with ADHD have either repeated a year in school
Statistics Emotional development in children with ADHD is 30% slower than in their non-ADD peers 65% of children with ADHD exhibit problems in defiance or problems with authority figures. 21% of teens with ADHD skip school on a regular basis, and 35% drop out of school before finishing high school. Boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD
What does it look like at school?
Difficulty paying attention Trouble organizing tasks Looses necessary materials Talks constantly out of turn Trouble staying stationary
What can you do? Simple routines and clear rules. Be sure that you have the students attention before giving oral instructions. Make your directions short and to the point. Be willing to go over the directions again individually. Encourage accuracy over speed in your class; check their assignments before turning them in. Keep students away from windows and other distractions whenever possible.
Specific Modifications Language Arts: Have students act out the readings to get them out of their seats. Math: Color code your students worksheets (green subtraction problems, red multiplication problems, etc.). Use visuals like number-lines or pictures to illustrate the problem you want them to do. Social Studies: Students role play the different characters in the lesson. Visual Arts/ Performing Arts: Let the students have some say in which topics to study and they will be more interested in the topic. Science: Implement hands on experiments (test tubes, beakers, etc.) away from desks and lectures. Assign task work that has captivating outcomes (chemical reactions).